Nikon 1.8g's vs Sigma 1.4 Art Series

Started Aug 16, 2014 | Discussions thread
OP pgeorges Regular Member • Posts: 255
Re: Am I the only one who feels this way?

thelenspainter wrote:

draculr wrote:

Hey with the 28 1.8g, I've read in a few reviews that the focus ring has some "slack" in it? That you can move it around 2mm before anything happens.

Can you comment on how accurate the focus ring is compared to the 85 1.8g?

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The rumor is true... the 28mm has a bit of slack in the focus ring while the 85 is nice and tight. There is a slight rattle if you shake the 28mm which I think is probably related. These two things are what, I think, contributes to the impression of 'cheapness' sometimes ascribed to the 28mm. The two lenses actually weigh about the same, but because of the nice taught focus ring the 85mm gives an impression of better quality.

Would it be difficult to focus for video with the 28 or is it more that it just would feel cheap?

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